I used to wonder why more people are not outraged by the size of our national debt... now I realize it's a compound problem. 1. People are woefully uninformed. They do not do any reasearch, they tune out if facts are presented and they aren't entertained and they accept at face value statements by comedians and entertainers. 2. So many households are living with proportionally similar debts it is becoming a way of life. I want this; I have a credit card; I will buy this and pay for it????? Until we solve the problem of immediate gratification at a household level, we won't be able to solve it at a national level.